Was confronted by a couple of “crisis” situations this morning biz wise and on the personal front – both situations which would probably (and on the surface, rightfully so) send the average person into a state of panic and foreboding.
Funnily enough, or maybe not so – my reaction to these situations was the exact OPPOSITE of what you’d think I’d do in the aforementioned sort of situation.
No “harried” texts to confidantes. No “panicked” calls to family. No “doom and gloom” scenarios (after the initial “shock” of the situation – I simply “erased the doom and gloom off the slate” as it were by using some simple mind techniques).
So no, none of the above. In fact, and perhaps most amazingly of all I did NOTHING other than carry out a few instinctual (and correct) actions – do some deep breathing 0 Excuses style – – and I then headed out for an outdoors workout – – again — you guessed it – – 0 Excuses style.
This accomplished the following: –
One, it allowed me to get in the best workout I’ve had in recent times – despite it being a gloomy, rainy day outside.
Two, and more importantly, it allowed me to continue to do what I do normally which is to “live in the moment”. This, my friend, is key to living life as it SHOULD be lived – in a state of flow – without stress.
Yes, you heard that right – we are NOT – I repeat NOT – “bound” to live lives of stress despite external events/occurences!
Living in the moment is basically how your inbuilt creative mechanism was programmed to respond, my friend – and it is how it reacts BEST.
It can NOT react to what will, might ,or can happen. It can only react to what is happening NOW i.e. in the moment.
Though I do not yet have the solution to the situation, a number of possible solutions are already popping up in mind as I write this to you. My creative system was freed up to do it’s thing by living in the moment which of course is the key to activating your subconscious to search for the best solution/reaction to the situation at hand.
A friend of mine, “Uncle Bob” (I’ve mentioned him before in my emails) was once in a situation where he was dead broke, had NO credit and had lost his job a while ago with nothing new on the horizon.
A recruiter called him one day while he was reclining on the porcelain throne, and his wife asked the lady to call him back in a few.
“I don’t have time for that”, was the rather curt response the lady gave. “If he wants it bad enough, he’ll answer now!”
“Honey, this lady is calling …” called his wife out in a state of semi-panic.
And though you might think “Uncle” would rush up from the throne to answer the phone – he didn’t.
“Do I really need it that badly??”
“Is is THAT important that it can’t wait a few minutes?”
That was what he told me when he later told me about it – and THAT is an example of living in the moment and reacting to what is happening NOW.
By doing so, he convinced himself that HE was the master of his destiny – not the other way around!
That’s not to say planning for the future is not required. It is – but in order to do that, you need to reach where I reached in point #3 …
Third, it allowed me to reach the GREATEST port in the world mentally.
What is this, you might ask?
Well, the below quote says it better than I ever could: –
Psycho-Cybernetics is a term I coined which means, ‘Steering your mind to a productive, useful goal …. so you can reach the greatest port in the world … peace of mind. With it, you’re somebody. Without it, you’re nothing.'”
Dr. Maxwell Maltz, author of the renowned bestseller Psycho-Cybernetics
Truer words were never spoken, my friend – and these words hold as true today as in 1960 when Dr. Maltz first published this book.
I’ve recommended this book ad infinitum in many of my emails/posts, and I do so yet again today. If you haven’t already grabbed a copy – – do so TODAY. It literally has the potential to turn your life around in ways you never imagined possible.
Anyway, living in the moment is one of the keys to achieving peace of mind, my friend – and THAT ultimately is what leads to the best response to whatever situation you are currently in/facing.
All the plans in the world and all the reactions are of little use if the person undertaking them does not do so with a calm, focused bent of mind – a mind focused on the DESIRABLE as opposed to what the vast majority do i.e. carry out these actions with a mind focused upon the undesirable.
And so it goes, my friend – and the greatest takeaway I can offer you from today’s email it this – LIVE in the moment – and PRACTICE doing so on a daily basis. I guarantee you’ll never be disappointed.
Last, but not least, where does fitness fit into all this?
Well, the great part about the 0 Excuses Fitness System (other than the deep breathing which connects you to the Universe) is this – you are left with little or NO chance of having crisis situations in terms of not being able to workout.
All you need is you – your body – and a floor – and you’re set, my friend. Doesn’t matter if you’re traveling. Doesn’t matter if there are no chrome ‘n fern palaces around. Doesn’t matter if the dog tore up your yoga mat. Yada, nada, schnada.
The System ensures that you’re ALL good when it comes to fitness – and not only that – the deep feeling of contentment and physical “connectedness” to the Universe you feel after these routines is second to NONE – and anyone that’s done the pushups – namely, the “best” darn exercise there is – KNOWS what I’m talking about.
Give it a shot, my friend – – and experience the bliss yourself!